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A test in writing skills

Englishman Joe Luksza writes his Chinese name with a brush during a Hangzhou tour last week. Luksza won the weeklong free tour in a lucky draw campaign sponsored by KLM, an airline based in the Netherlands, and Hangzhou Tourism Commission....

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Splash! Cooling off in Hangzhou Swimming Pools

Summertime means swimming – people cool off, get exercise, and are entertained all at once – one stone, three birds! In a hot city like Hangzhou, swimming pools are aplenty and are of different styles. For swimming lovers, we’ve assembled...

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Enjoy the Gifts of Nature in Summer

Summer in Hangzhou can get really hot, but that doesn’t necessarily mean one must be confined to the indoors to beat the heat. Even during the warmest months, there are places that stay true to the nickname of ‘nature’s air-conditioner’,...

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Museums – Free Summer Hang-out

Hangzhou, one of the ‘Seven Ancient Capitals of China,’ boasts both time-honoured history and profound culture, which is evident from the many museums spread across the city. Featuring spacious areas, crisp layouts, free air-conditioning and most importantly, free entrance, these...

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From megacity to mega-fail: Inside a curious ghost city

SCATTERED along a barren landscape, impressive skyscrapers collect cobwebs and apartment buildings are left abandoned. The empty streets of new-age cities in China have been attracting international curiosity for years. Construction is being completed at a phenomenal rate, in the...

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